Lost Gardens of Heligan


Heligan, Pentewan, Cornwall, PL26 6EN

Tel: 01726 845100

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St Austell


200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance

Thirty years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in England.


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Whichever is your direction of approach, please travel via St Austell. We recommend that you do not use the country lanes to reach us. From the M5 - heading south join the A30 westbound at Exeter. At the Bodmin roundabout, take the A391 to St Austell. From Truro take the A390 to St Austell. From Newquay take the A3058 to St Austell. From St Austell / Eden Project take the B3273 towards Mevagissey and follow the brown tourist signs to “The Lost Gardens of Heligan”.The Lost Gardens are directly linked to National Cycle Network Route Number 3. This provides a safe, virtually traffic-free link to Mevagissey, Pentewan and St Austell.

Public Transport Directions

St. Austell is our nearest railway station. National Rail Enquiries can provide details of services on 08457 484950. Bus 471 runs a limited service from St Austell to Heligan.The bus stop is conveniently situated inside the Heligan car park. Air South West, Ryanair, Flybe, Lufthansa, Jet2 and Skybus airlines all fly into Newquay airport, 20 miles from Heligan. For service details contact Newquay Airport on 01637 860600.A seasonal ferry service operates between Fowey and Mevagissey, which is our nearest harbour and approximately 35mins walk from Heligan. For details contact Mevagissey Ferries on 07977 203394.

Opening Times

2020 (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)